Jacqueline Scott, 80

Jacqueline Scott, 80

    From the chorus lines of Broadway to Manhattan nightclubs she co-owned to a contracting business on the South Fork, Jacqueline Scott was a woman who made her mark on the world and left a wide circle of friends and acquaintances. She died on Nov. 16 in Naples, Fla., of cancer, a friend, Sandy Rapp, said.
    Ms. Scott came to live in Wainscott after leaving New York City. Among her building projects were several collaborations with Harry Bates, a well-known architect here.
    She was born in Cleveland on Jan. 1, 1931, where she grew up and studied dance. She left the home of her mother, Ruth Palm, to move to New York City, where she studied design at the Pratt Institute and worked as a chorus performer.
    Ms. Scott parlayed her theater contacts into two successful Manhattan nightclubs, which she owned with Anne Butler. These were Mary, Mary and Three, which during the 1960s and early ’70s was a well-reviewed hot spot with a restaurant and cabaret where Blossom Dearie was a regular performer and theater legends including Judy Garland would drop by for a guest appearance.
    She retired to Naples, but spent a great deal of time abroad, keeping a residence in Rome for many years.
    Ms. Scott spent her final days cared for by her friends Connie and Maas van den Top of Naples. There was no service; her ashes will be dispersed in the Atlantic Ocean.